Maxygen Reports Fourth Quarter And Year End 2012 Financial Results

Maxygen, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAXY), a biopharmaceutical company, today announced financial and business results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2012.

Fourth Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Maxygen reported a net loss of $1.8 million, or $0.06 per basic and diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to $2.2 million, or $0.08 per basic and diluted share, for the same period in 2011. The net loss for the fourth quarter of 2012 reflects a loss before income taxes of $0.9 million and income tax expense of $0.9 million. The net loss for the fourth quarter of 2011 primarily reflects a loss from continuing operations before income taxes of $2.8 million, plus a net tax benefit of $559,000. The net tax benefit consists of a $1.2 million tax benefit reported within continuing operations, partially offset by a $593,000 tax expense recorded within discontinued operations.

Maxygen had no revenue in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to total revenue of $3,000 for the same period in 2011, which consisted of miscellaneous licensing fees.

Total operating expenses from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2012 were $1.8 million, compared to operating expenses of $2.8 million for the same period in 2011. The decrease in operating expenses primarily reflects a decrease in stock based compensation expense, salaries and related costs, and accounting fees.

The fourth quarter of 2012 included a $790,000 gain associated with the sale of substantially all remaining shares of Codexis, Inc. common stock.

At December 31, 2012, Maxygen held approximately $82.8 million in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments. At December 31, 2012, Maxygen had 27,512,340 shares of common stock outstanding, which excludes 285,596 shares underlying unvested restricted stock awards.

Full Year 2012 Results

Maxygen reported net income of $20.1 million, or $0.74 per basic share and $0.73 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2012, compared to $51.4 million, or $1.80 per basic and diluted share, for the prior year.

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